Omnidirectional Vision Systems, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447149475
  • ISBN-13: 9781447149477
  • DDC: 629.892637
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 122 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This work focuses on central catadioptric systems, from the early step of calibration to high-level tasks such as 3D information retrieval. The book opens with a thorough introduction to the sphere camera model, along with an analysis of the relation between this model and actual central catadioptric systems. Then, a new approach to calibrate any single-viewpoint catadioptric camera is described.  This is followed by an analysis of existing methods for calibrating central omnivision systems, and a detailed examination of hybrid two-view relations that combine images acquired with uncalibrated central catadioptric systems and conventional cameras. In the remaining chapters, the book discusses a new method to compute the scale space of any omnidirectional image acquired with a central catadioptric system, and a technique for computing the orientation of a hand-held omnidirectional catadioptric camera.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Modeling Omnidirectional Vision Systems.
2: Calibration of Omnidirectional Cameras Using a DLT-Like Approach.
3: Comparison of Calibration Methods for Omnidirectional Cameras.
4: Two-View Relations Between Omnidirectional and Conventional Cameras.
5: Generic Scale-Space for a Camera Invariant Feature Extractor.
6: Orientation of a Hand-Held Catadioptric System in Man-Made Environments.
7: Conclusions.